Governor to discuss Dibang Valley crisis with Centre, DA calls for declaration of
state of emergency
with inputs from DIPR
ANINI, June 24: Governor Gen JJ Singh assured to take up the issue of grim situation
being faced by the people of Dibang Valley due to flash flood with the Prime Minister
and National Disaster Management Authority for the appropriate relief to the affected
people. He assured this during a visit to the district today.
While interacting with the public at Circuit House, Anini, Singh expressed his solidarity
with people, who have been confronting the crisis like situation owing to indefinite
road blockade caused by landslides triggered by heavy downpour since last four months.
Governor donated 66 categories of medicines, fruits, vegetables to the disaster stricken
people of the district. He informed that medicines were contributed by Chief Executive
Officer of Ranbaxy Company Malbinder Singh.
Parliamentary Secretary, Agriculture cum local MLA, Rajesh Tacho urged the state
governor to impress upon the central government for establishment of one Army Brigade
in Anini, which would help the district to usher in rapid economic development. Tacho
further appealed the Governor to discuss with the Director General of Border Road
Organizations (BRO) for early air lifting of bridge components, heavy machineries
and other equipments to restore road connectivity at earliest.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner, Tayor Jempen said that the District Administration
has been making all out efforts to mitigate the difficulties, but all has gone in
vain as restoration works are badly hampered by the inclement weather.
Governor was apprised about the destruction of infrastructures and difficulties faced
by the people of the district by DRRO Tana Tage.
Tage impressed upon Governor for urgent need of dedicated air effort to stage forward
resources, like lifting of Bulldozers, bridge materials; etc at various locations
so that work can be undertaken at multiple points and Road Connectivity is established
Meanwhile, in a letter to the Chief Secretary, the Dibang valley district administration,
has asked for declaration of the state of emergency in the district. The desperate
call came after the district remains cut for nearly four months because of incessant
rain. Despite government’s efforts, there is acute shortage of food and other essential
The DC Tayo Jampen said that panic has gripped the entire district due to the food
crisis, thus resulting in the fleeing away of laborers, general public and govt.
employees. The onset of monsoon is likely to result in even heavier rainfall. Despite
all possible efforts having been made by the District Administration, the situation
remains grim, he further said.
The main bridge over River Dri was washed out on April 13 following unprecedented
rain and several patches of the Roing-Anini road were breached following landslides.
Due to torrential rainfall, new water bodies have come up at various locations cutting
the entire road formations at various locations in between the Roing to Anini road.
The road connectivity from Etalin CO HQ to Malinye; Anini HQ to Mipi CO Hq and Anini
HQ to Dambuine have also been completely snapped owing to heavy landslides caused
by torrential rainfall.
The need of the hour is to press more additional relief sorties to this natural disaster
affected zone for air lifting of essential items specifically, he said.
Chini-Ahfra and Awapani, the two Micro Hydels have also been damaged substantially,
thereby disrupting the supply of electricity. All stocks of fuel (MS/HSD/KS) have
also been completely exhausted which has resulted in the severe hampering of administrative
works, he said.
On the other hand, in a letter received from the HQs, 48 BRTF, the restoration of
the road connectivity is likely to take more time than expected, he informed.
Two dead in landslide, three circles snapped
ITANAGAR, June 24: Two people are reported dead and at least six injured because
of a sudden landslide at Baki, Siyum Circle in Upper Subansiri at about midnight
of June 23.
The dead body of 40 years Taba Baki has been recovered by the villagers while one
Dadam Baki is still missing.
Eight houses are reported completely washed away while four houses are partially
Baki is 88 Km away from the Upper Subansiri Headquarters Daporijo and has some 400
houses including government quarters.
Two of the severely injured have been evacuated to Daporijo for treatment by NCP
leader T G Baki.
Baki who rushed to the village after being informed of the tragedy while speaking
to this daily said that search work and rescue work is being affected because of
He called on the state government and other well wishers to donate in cash and kind
for the people affected by the landslide.
Because of the unprecedented land and mudslide, Nacho, Limeking and Taksing circles
have been cut off, he informed.
Baki further called on the GREF to start immediate work on restoration of road.
The people of the village managed to build a log bridge as an alternate connection
but it is unlikely to last long because of unpredictable rain.
Meanwhile, the Orphan Trust Society chairperson, Tapa Baki in a message urged the
state government and relief and re-habitation department of the state to take necessary
action as soon as possible for the early relief of the people.
He urged NGOs, pressure group, public leaders of the state to join hands to give
relief to the people.
As Anini battles
ITANAGAR, June 24: Being part of the team that travelled to Anini along with Governor
Gen. JJ Singh, it was quite an exhilarating experience to visit one of the most beautiful
places of Arunachal which at the moment is crying for urgent attention.
Blessed with immense natural beauty, Anini is bestowed with enchanting natural flora
and fauna. However, disaster struck the whole Dibang Valley district four month ago
when roads were washed away due to incessant rainfall. Since then vibrant Dibang
has turned into silent valley and people are virtually living on the edge. Essential
commodities are hard to find and those available, cannot be afforded by poor people.
The crisis has deepened to such an extent that Dibang Valley district will become
shame of the state if authority do not help people there at the earliest. Though
state government has been trying their best to offer every assistance, still more
is needed to be done. It may take month before road connectivity is restored and
in the meantime government has to make sure that people of Dibang Valley do not feel
neglected. The present situation of district in a way is wake up call to the state
government. In the past also many a times, far flung districts of state had faced
similar problems during rainy days. But authority never seems to have learned any
lesson out of such natural calamities.
While talking to this reporter, one local resident had few things to ask to the authority.
It’s tough to understand why administration did not have any back up plan to counter
such situation. Everybody knows that places like Anini always face danger of being
cut off during rainy season when roads are washed away. Though we appreciate state
government and our fellow Arunachalee for supporting us but we hope for more in this
trying time, told one resident of the Anini.
He was right in pointing out the loopholes and authority should not dare to miss
out his statement. Every year Arunachal receives heavy rainfall prior to and during
monsoon season but do authority really takes any precautionary measures.
As monsoon is soon going to hit whole state, there may be many more Aninis waiting
in the wing. Time has arrived to find out a solution to deal with such natural disasters
in the near future. There is a need to have better coordination between local authorities
and central agencies like Border Road Organization to avoid situation like Anini.
In the meantime people of Anini will continue their fight for survival!
No comment if accomplishments hamper somebody’s interest: Dr Begi hits back
Kalam to visit NERIST
NIRJULI, June 24: NERIST director Dr Joram Begi today out rightly denied all the
allegations leveled against him by Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy.
Addressing a press conference at the institute here, Dr Begi said it was neither
his choice and nor was he fascinated with continuing in his post, though he had been
appointed in an extraordinary situation by the state chief secretary (then chairman
of the NERIST board of management) on September 24, 2008, “when the institute was
in a chaotic situation and on the verge of collapse.”
Dr Begi, while denying that the NERIST was ever politicized, produced a letter he
wrote on June 23 to Guwahati IIT director and NERIST BoM chairman Prof Gautam Barua,
expressing his desire to quit as he was working 12 hours a day to do justice to the
dual responsibility to his parent post as director of higher and technical department,
which had many important projects like the NIT, colleges and polytechnics that require
constant liaison with the Centre.
He requested to be relieved of his post on June 25 and also sought advice as to whom
to hand over the charge. “I wished to continue till August 4 next, as former President
of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has consented to visit the NERIST, he informed. Following
the granting of deemed university status in 2005, the authority to run the NERIST
was vested with the union human resources development ministry while Prof Barua was
appointed NERIST BoM chairman and the state governor as the NERIST Society president.
Replying to the allegations, Dr Begi said all recruitments and promotions, right
from faculty to group ‘D’ staff, have been done in strict adherence to UGC and AICT
norms and the DPC though the representation of ST in NERIST was around 2 to 3% against
the prescribed 45%, now increased to 5.2%.
Enlisting numerous achievements in 22 months with the support of all concerned which
helped the NERIST to flourish as one of the best managed institutes in the NE, Dr
Begi said not only has it received appreciation from IIT-Kharagpur and Jadavpur University,
he also succeeded in defending its deemed university status before the MHRD’s Tandon
Committee after 44 such universities were derecognized.
Despite being a non-technical man, he said he computerized the evaluation system
to announce results before schedule; installed the local area networking in the entire
campus; streamlined the faculty positions and revived the career advancing scheme
to check exodus; conducted the first convocation which was attended by President
Pratibha Patil in 2009; revised the syllabi after over 10 years; expanded academic
programmes and infrastructure including construction of the entrance gate, a guest
house and a student activity centre; and evicted encroachers. Dr Begi enumerated
these in a nine-page write-up titled ‘A Retrospection’ on his completing a year as
the NERIST director.
Though the state government has no role to play in the NERIST “I have no comment
if such achievements hamper somebody’s interest”, he said in the presence of a host
of the institute’s faculty members.
While appreciating the performance of the acting NERIST director, Nirjuli Contractors’
Welfare Association (NCWA) has urged the Chief Minister not to react against the
director without valid reason.
It further said that many development activities have been achieved under his tenure
as director within a short period of time.
Disease of Political Defection ‘Business’ is here to stay
Defection has vitiated the political atmosphere creating tension and frustration.
Besides, it adversely affected the highest democratic values and traditions. This
is not conducive to the growth of democracy. Defection should not become a value
in itself and become a part of our political life. In the larger interest of Arunachal
Pradesh it is desirable that this unhealthy tradition of frequently changing sides
does not receive encouragement.
Lt. Governor (1979)
The then Lt. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, R.N. Haldipur made the above statement
in his Radio Broadcast to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, being unhappy with the
turn of events following defections and re-defection among the members of nascent
Legislative Assembly. It is interesting to note that the political leaders of this
tiny tribal state knew the art of ‘manipulation’ even when the majority of its people
were not politically conscious and were illiterate.
More interesting is the fact that no political leader of Arunachal Pradesh is permanently
attached to a party as pragmatism, rather than ideology, dictates their political
behaviour. A leader joins a party not because of its ideology or his commitment for
that party but to contest elections so that he becomes a part of the government.
Even the party workers, at any level, leave the party once their elected representatives
The year 1979 marked the beginning of intense game of political defection. The first
defection politics started in the state just before the first Legislative Assembly
election in 1978. Immediately after the formation of Janata Party Government in New
Delhi, the state unit of Congress Party joined the Janata Party and fought 1978 elections
as Janata candidates. It may be mentioned here that the two nominated members of
Parliament joined the Congress party in 1972. In 1975, Pradesh Council was converted
into Provisional Legislative Assembly with Council of Ministers, headed by Congress-I
Chief Minister, P.K. Thungon.
Initially, it was the PPA which attempted to merge with Janata Party. The desire
of the PPA to join Janata Party was communicated to the leadership of JP in Delhi.
The Janata Party was in the state of dilemma as the Arunachal Pradesh Congress, who
then was heading the government with P.K. Thungon as the Chief Minister also expressed
its desire to merge with the party. George Fernandez was sent as an Observer by the
Janata Party. Supporters of PPA were waiting at Naharlagun, interestingly, with the
badges- PPA (J), J indicating Janata. The leaders of ‘PPA (J)’ had submitted a list
of 19 PPA legislators, who were ready to merge with Janata Party. The then Chief
Minister, P.K. Thungon ‘hijacked’ George Fernandez from Lilabari Airport and was
taken straight to C.M’s bungalow because of which PPA leaders could not meet Fernandez,
the Observer. George Fernandez was believed to have been influenced by P.K. Thungon
to accept Congress instead of PPA into the Janata fold. A political leader from Siang
belt believes that the very foundation of PPA in Arunachal Pradesh was actively influenced
by Janata Party, the party that was heading the Government in New Delhi after defeating
Congress(I).He has a reason to believe this as the word ‘People’ in PPA is English
translation of a Hindi word ‘Janata’. There is an allegation that Bakin Pertin was
donated Rs. Two Thousand and Five Hundred by Janata party at the time of formation
The Janata Party was voted to power and P.K. Thongun was re-elected as the Chief
Minister in 1978 election. The political game of defection and re-defection once
again started with the breakdown of the Janata Ministry at the Centre. The Thongun
Ministry, which remained in power for a brief period of one and half year was reduced
to minority because 19 MLAs withdrew support to his government. The Janata Ministry
resigned on the 6th September. Immediately thereafter, Shri Gegong Apang, the leader
of a newly formed party, called Arunachal People Conference, submitted a list of
22 supporters to the Lt. Governor and staked his claim to form a new Government.
Gegong Apang could not manage to get himself elected as the leader of new political
formation, since within less than 24 hours there were defections from his side to
the United Peoples Party of Arunachal raising its strength to 20 in the house of
33. The UPPA was formed by enlarging the former PPA to include dissidents from other
With the support of the defectors a UPPA government headed by Tomo Riba was allowed
to be sworned on the 18th September. On the 30th October, some members of the ruling
UPPA defected and joined the newly formed Congress (I). Gegong Apang, as the leader
of the Congress (I) Party, submitted a list of 18 MLAs supporting him and staked
his claim to form an alternate Ministry. On the 31st October, the then Chief Minister,
Tomo Riba, in a letter suggested that with a view to putting an end to political
instability, horse-trading and defections, the Assembly should be dissolved. Soon
thereafter Riba tendered the resignation of the Council of Ministers. Meanwhile one
MLA defected from Shri Gegong Apang’s camp to the UPPA. The Lt. Governor recommended
imposition of Presidents’ rule and the Assembly was finally dissolved on November
The Recent Trends
The reported ‘desire’ of the recently elected legislators from PPA to ‘join’ Congress
(I) has renewed the debate about the game of political defection in our state.
Whatever the ‘expelled’ and ‘show-caused’ legislators may explain, it is not so difficult
for the public to understand their game plan. After the defection of our ‘Dear Leader’,
Kiren Rijiju to a party that he loved to hate, every Arunachalee, I am sure, is psychologically
prepared to accept the ground reality, the reality being- no modern leader is born
to suffer like Bakin Pertin and Tomo Riba.
Its not that the people of Arunachal Pradesh have not given chance to potential opposition
leaders. In 2004 General elections, nine BJP legislators were elected, who were won
over by the ruling Congress (I) almost easily. Seven legislators elected on Janata
Dal tickets joined the Congress in 1991. A year after the lone opposition MLA, L.
Wanglat of Janata Dal got merged into Congress (I). The two Janata Party members
of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, in 1996, resigned from the primary
membership of the party with an intention to join Apang-led ruling Congress (I).
Gegong Apang, the former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh remained as the undisputed
leader and Congress (I) Chief Minister since 1980 till the formation of his ‘own’
party- the Arunachal Congress in 1996.
The Arunachal Congress government headed by Apang lasted for just two years. After
the General elections in 1998 there was an inner party revolt leading to expulsion
of five of his ministers. One of the expelled ministers, Mukut Mithi, split and formed
Arunachal Congress (M) which was supported by 40 members of the Legislative Assembly.
Subsequently AC (M) got merged with Congress (I) ahead of the 1999 elections and
formed a Congress (I) government headed by Mukut Mithi.
The Congress (I) government in Arunachal Pradesh led by Mukut Mithi was reduced to
a minority on July 27, 2003 when 34 legislators quit the party to join hands with
former Chief Minister Gegong Apang and floated a new political platform, the United
Democratic Front. The UDF formed the government with Apang as Chief Minister and
UDF remained as a coalition partner of NDA at the Centre. Later, Chief Minister Gegong
Apang joined the BJP, thus making Arumachal Pradesh the first state in the north-east
to be ruled by the saffron party.
Gegong Apang sailed through the 2004 Parliamentary elections as the BJP Chief Minister.
The party won both the Parliamentary seats. When the UPA government replaced NDA
government at the Centre and when Arunachal Pradesh was getting into Assembly election
mode, political colour of the state once again took sudden u-turn. The Congress readmitted
the Chief Minister, Gegong Apang, and other members of the Bharatiya Janata Party
into the party. Gegong Apang said that Madam Gandhi welcomed him to Congress and
it was a ‘home coming’, to use his own words, for Apang and his party men.
One often wonders- is it the end of pure politics in Arunahal Pradesh? How long the
Machiavellian politics will continue to exist? In spite of the existence of Tenth
Schedule (Anti-defection) to the Constitution, there has been steady stream of defection
politics, which will continue unless a new brand of politicians (backed by strong
public support) emerges in the scene.
Government of Arunachal Pradesh may have good points in urging the GOI to facilitate
expansion of Council of Ministers from existing 12 to 20. But political instability,
because of defections, cannot be stopped by delimiting the size of Council of Ministers.
The most we can do at present is to remember the sacrifices of two of our great leaders-
Bakin Pertin and Tomo Riba. The former did not become Chief Minister to give ‘political
education to the people of Arunachal Pradesh’; and the later sacrificed Chief Minister’s
chair as he wanted to end ‘corruption in the state’. He refused to manage Rs. ten
thousand to be given to an MLA in order to save his Chair.
But unfortunately, political defection is institutionalized in the state and is treated
as equivalent to a corporation. Business is normal and regular in any corporation.
This gives us an impression that ‘Business’ of defection is here to stay for long.
How long is the question to be answered by Generation Next. (Dr. Bath teaches in
the Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University and can be contacted
at [email protected] com.)
Deepak Kumar new Capital DC
ITANAGAR, June 24: Dr S B Deepak Kumar has taken over the charge of Deputy Commissioner
Capital Complex yesterday from the outgoing DC Padmini Singla.
While addressing the administrative officers and staff of the capital, the newly
posted DC Kumar asked them to maintain discipline and integrity in discharging their
duties and render best service to the public. The officers and staff welcomed the
new DC and assured to maintain working spirit.
Earlier, on June 22, the officers and staff of the Capital administration bade farewell
to Singla in a function at state Guest House, Naharlagun. All the participants in
the meeting including MLA Techi Kaso and City SP Hibu Tamang recalled her bold and
tireless contributions for the welfare of the common people.
ZP meeting recommends action against absentee teachers
KOLORIANG, June 24: During the 11th Zilla Parishad meeting of Kurung Kumey District
held at Koloriang on June 23 last, the PR leaders desired that action should be taken
against all absentee teachers. It said action should be initiated against all teachers,
irrespective of whether they are regular government employees or under SSA if they
are not regular in their work. They called for “no work, no pay” policy and suspension
or even termination of teachers to eradicate the chronic education problems. ZPM,
Gangte Taring Bath who chaired the meeting said, focus should be on rural problems
and appealed the PR members to cooperate with the implementing agencies to achieve
the desired target.
Deputy Commissioner cum Chief Executive Officer of ZP Bidol Tayeng highlighted the
administrative problems of the district, informed five circle HQs are without Circle
Officer. He said that House Listing and House Census and National Population Register
is being affected because of shortage of officers.
He further asked those who possess arms after death of license holders to deposit
the arms or obtain fresh order for retaining the arm and cautioned not to use explosive
materials for fishing or any other illegal purpose which may pose danger to the life
and eco system.
Tayeng further said that role, value and importance of GBs are eroding as their
number are more than the requirement specially in Abotani belt. He said that because
of huge amount involved for paying honorarium, further appointment of GBs is banned.
ADC cum Member Secretary K. Dulom spoke on devolution of power to the PR institution
and asked the ZP, being the Apex Planning body, to adopt resolutions, schemes and
AP Organizations review National Policy for children
ITANAGAR, June 24: As the Government of India is reviewing the 1974 National Policy
for Children and seeking recommendations from across the country, the Arunachal Citizens
Rights, an Itanagar based rights group, in coordination with The Sentinel today held
a consultation with activists, scholars and representative of civil society organizations.
Scrutinizing the Policy, several observations were made and recommendations formulated
by specifically focusing on the needs of Arunachal Pradesh as a backward state.
The first and foremost observation that came up for discussion was the specified
age limit for the definition of a ‘child’. The Constitution of India has a ceiling
of 14 years as the age to qualify for defining a ‘child’, which was debated. The
members present in the consultation felt that in context of rural Arunachal the ceiling
of age at 14 was inappropriate as more often than not, still in the villages children
are late beginners especially in acquiring formal education. Therefore, they felt
that confining the definition of ‘child’ to 14 years would deprive scores of children
who begin their educational journey from the benefits of programmes and schemes that
would be formulated and implemented on the basis of the National Policy for Children.
In unison, the members felt the need to recommend for increasing the ceiling age
to 17 years on the ground that at 18 one is eligible to vote and considered as mature
enough. The age ceiling, on the other hand, has been increased by policy-makers from
that of the 1974 mark. As even the newer J J Act sets the ceiling at 18, 17 years
would be perfectly alright for the reviewed National Policy, the members observed.
In one of the clause of the Policy that states ‘Children shall be protected against
neglect, cruelty and exploitation’ the members felt that it ought to be backed up
by legal assistance. Hence, they recommended for inclusion of ‘a free legal assistance
besides establishment of helplines in the districts for children to protect them
against neglect, cruelty and exploitation’.
Other recommendations include establishment of at least two children’s homes in a
state with facilities to provide special treatment, education, rehabilitation and
care of children who are physically handicapped, emotionally disturbed or mentally
retarded; strengthening existing programmes providing nutrition for infants in pre-school
age along with nutrition for nursing and expectant mothers; inclusion of ‘emotional’
support under maintenance , education and training of orphan and destitute children,
However, the recommendation is not exhaustive, informed ACR Chairperson Bamang Tago
and invited suggestions and recommendations from all interested before June 30 next
for the final draft that would be forwarded to the organization entrusted to review
the Policy. All the draft recommendations from across the country would be reviewed
in a country level meeting at New Delhi in July first week for finalization and submission
to the Government of India.
Students to raise Tibetan issue
Itanagar June 24: The All Upper Siang District Students Union resolved to raise the
issue of Tibetan refugee procuring Schedule Tribe certificate & PRC in Tuting Sub
division of the District in the forthcoming Federal Assembly of AAPSU at Ziro in
Lower Subansiri district.
Meanwhile in its executive body on June 20 last at Yingkiong the union has elevated
its vice president (protocol) Katon Boko as the Union president for a period of 6
months, in accordance with the Union’s constitution. Further, the Union has strongly
condemned the gruesome murder of one Miti Perme at Katan village under Mariyang circle
and appealed the administration to immediately book the culprit involved in the heinous
ALSSU flays extortion charges
ITANAGAR, June 24: All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union (ALSSU) has denied extortion
from the members of the business community of Ziro.
ALSSU, Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Bazar Welfare Committee Ziro/ Hapoli
in presence of AYSU, ARASU and ASU representatives in a joint meeting today discussed
the reported extortion and subsequent filing of FIR against students body as published
in a section of daily, said ALSSU president Khoda Laring in a release. After detailed
discussion, Laring said, it was clarified that the union was not involved in any
extortion activities in Ziro/ Hapoli.
The Chamber of Commerce and Bazaar Welfare Committee also did not receive any complaint
of extortion from shop keepers, the release further claimed and added that it was
an attempt to create misunderstanding between business bodies and students.
Bam inspects private schools in Seppa town, stress on cleanliness
Seppa, June 24: East Kameng District Deputy Commissioner, Tope Bam today inspected
all the private schools and semi-government schools in the township.
Accompanied by district planning officer, Vijay Sonam, district adult education officer,
Kata Rangmo, Principal, Govt. Hr Sec. School, Seppa, DIPRO and host of officers,
Bam inspected Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Seppa, private run holy family school, Seppa,
citizenship English school, Seppa, and VKV, KGGVB, Ojju mission School and DIET
all in new Wessang.
While interacting with the teachers and sudents during his visit the DC said called
upon the teachers to do their duties sincerely and punctually. Bam further said,
teachers must serve the society by imparting a good education to the students,
despite various problems like accommodation, and other basic necessities.
Emphasizing the needs of the service of the teachers from outside the state, Bam
said that the non local teachers had contributed lot in the making of Arunachal societies
and are deep rooted in teaching profession in the state. The DC, however, asked the
school authorities to properly verify the identity of a person who wants to offer
service as teachers from outside the state.
The DC was impressed with the way of functioning of the holy family school, but
he was not satisfied with the Citizenship English School for its unhygienic and
poor management. After inspecting the hostel and the class rooms, he asked the teachers
and the principal of the school to run the school with its basic minimum requirement.
It was also found that the school was not registered till now. The DC directed
the principal to get registered the school as early as possible, else the appropriate
action may be taken against the school.
After that the DC visited to DIET Wessang and discussed with the faculties about
the needs and assured all kind of possible help if needed from the district administration
Meanwhile, he also made surprise visit to Seppa Police station and asked all the
officers and the police personnel to be sincere and alert in their duties in order
to contain the criminal activities in the district. He also warns absentee police
personnel of stern action.
Ziro set to host AAPSU Federal meet
ITANAGAR, June 24: Ziro Valley is all set to host Federal assembly meet of All Arunachal
Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) starting from 26th of this month. The three day meet
being held at Ziro will be attended by students from across the state including district
student unions and many student bodies based in metropolitan cities.
Meanwhile Chera Tamak, Federal Speaker of AAPSU, informed that only those federal
members will be allowed to take part in the proceeding that is entitled under AAPSU
Further he hoped that this assembly will have healthy discussion on issues which
is cause of concern to student communities and state in large. There are major issues
like education sector, refugee problem which need to be discussed at length. Also
this meet would help to develop better communication between various district and
community base student bodies of state, expressed Tamak. Federal assembly of AAPSU
is held every year.
Hong Dree football semis on Jul 27
ITANAGAR, June 24: Sambu Club (SC) will play against Tadi Par Club (TPC) in the first
semifinal while Nako Club (NC) will take on Nichi Niitii Club (NNC) in the second
semifinals of Hong Dree Football Tournament on June 27.
Earlier, SC and NC entered semifinal defeating Miring Mani Diko Shushi Club and Young
Street Club respectively while NNC and TPC reached last four beating Bullo Takhe
Club (BTC) and Nako Club respectively.
The final will be held on July five.
Five more appointed as advisors to CM
ITANAGAR: Even as the state struggle to cope with the pre monsoon rains, there is
rainfall of another kind with appointment of five high profile Congress workers as
Advisors to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.
In a congratulatory note, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee informed that APCC
Vice President Padi Hinda, General Secretary T C Tok, Spokesperson Vishal P Nabam,
Chief Organizer Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal, Taki Taba and Vice chairperson
APRGPRS A K Techi has been appointed as advisors to the Chief Minister.
The party said that appointments are source of encouragement and morale boaster for
party workers who have been dedicatedly working for the greater interest of the party
at various levels. It further hoped that the new appointees would cooperate with
the government in formulating developmental polices suitable at the grassroots level.
Training on Neonatal Care
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council under the aegis of National Rural Health
Mission Arunachal Pradesh is organizing two days training Neonatal Care from June
25 at Conference Hall, Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun. The participants
will be Tutors/ Staff Nurses from entire State of Arunachal Pradesh
Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission Talem Tapok would be the Chief Guest.
Kameng beauty pageant
ITANAGAR, June 24: Kameng Art and Culture Preservation Society (KACPS) had decided
to organise the first ever Kameng beauty pageant 2010 on Aug 15 next.
An organising committee was also formed with Sonam Tenzing, Karma Tsering and Passang
Dingla as chairman, vice chairman and secretary general for smooth conduct of the
ITANAGAR, June 24: Papum Pare District Bar Association has welcomed the move of Habung
Lampung, circle officer cum judicial magistrate first class for initiating E-Nyayik
in the district and state as a whole. Association feels that this internet based
justice system will bring new changes in the judicial system of Arunachal. Association
further hopes that this noble initiative will speed up the judicial system and will
help to restore faith of common citizens on judiciary.